Shierlaw Family History

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Shierlaw Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Shields, Shield, Sherman, Shier, Shirley, Shera, Sheeran, Sierra

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Shierlaw Family Origin

Where is the Shierlaw family from?

Shierlaw Family Occupations

What did your Shierlaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shierlaw family was Shopkeeper. The most common Shierlaw occupation in the UK was Butcher. 33% of Shierlaw's were Butchers. Butcher and Cooper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shierlaw.

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  • Butcher

  • Cooper

  • Shopkeeper


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shierlaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shierlaw Historical Records

What Shierlaw family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 748 census records available for the last name Shierlaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shierlaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 186 immigration records available for the last name Shierlaw. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 36 military records available for the last name Shierlaw. For the veterans among your Shierlaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shierlaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Shierlaw lifespan?

Average Shierlaw life expectancy in 1971 was 42 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shierlaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shierlaw ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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